Do the Research for your Wedding Catering
You’ll want to being planning your wedding reception about 12 months before the big day, and this planning includes your caterer. Try to imagine your ideal wedding catering and reception and then find a caterer who fits these needs. You’ll want a caterer who can provide you with the menu, courses, desserts, service, drinks and affordability which you’ve always imagined your wedding having. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, don’t lower your standards, just expand your wedding catering search. If you can’t find a caterer who fits these requirements, there are other options which you can look into. Ask the office at your reception site, as they usually have excellent suggestions and have worked with these companies before. Reliability within your wedding catering is of the utmost importance, so you’ll definitely want a caterer whose reputation exceeds them, or at the least was recommended to you by your venue. If you find the choices for caterer presented to you by your reception site are unfitting in some way, try talking to any friends or co-workers who were recently married and ask them who they used.
Interview your Wedding Catering Company
Once you think you have found a caterer fitting to your needs, you’ll want to meet and interview someone from their company. Be sure to ask tough questions, you’ll not want any regrets or stresses when it comes down to the big day. Here are some good questions to ask:
What do you specialize in?
Have you ever catered to this venue before?
How long have you been in business?
Can I rent equipment like napkins and plates from you?
How many servers will be sent?
May I see your menu?
May I sample some of your food?
What is your average price range?
Can I have a list of references?
How is your food prepared, and is any of it frozen?
Do you provide wedding cakes?
What alcoholic beverages do you serve?
With these questions out of the way you should be able to easily tell what caterer is or isn’t for you. If you still can’t find anyone, don’t get discouraged, just keep looking and make sure that whoever you choose is perfect for your wedding catering and your memorable wedding reception.
Parting Tips for Finding the Right Wedding Catering Company
Choosing your wedding catering company should be fun, so don’t stress about it. Sooner or later you’ll find the right caterer for you, and then everything else will come smoothly. Make sure to read over your contract very carefully, and to include the date and time of your wedding catering reception. You don’t want any last minute mix ups to ruin your big day. Be prepared to put up a 50% non-refundable deposit, and to double and triple check the date with your caterer.
Copyright 2011 Surf Brothers Teriyaki has maintained it’s reputation as one of the best San Diego restaurants and San Diego caterers since it was founded 19 years ago. Surf Brothers Teriyaki does wedding catering, corporate catering, and all other types of event catering.